ON THE COVER

In his latest Model Magic feature, Alex Whttaker is mightily impressed by Andy Ellison’s Grupp Modellbau RV-4, which is a handsome rendition of this best-selling US home-built. It is built to 1:2.4 scale, giving a wingspan of 115”. A DLE-111 petrol engine drives a 27 x 11” or a 28 x 10” Biela propeller and the model has high visibility lights, and a PowerBox smoke system.

Note the size of the cowl cheeks – hence the title of Alex’s article, ‘Sleek Cheeks’!

REGULARS

SWITCH ON

Colin Martin gets to fly Dave Burton’s Sea Fury project, some Southern Model Show news and sad times for glow engine lovers – especially those with an ASP collection

COUNTERPOINT

Kits, bits, gadgets and more brand-new products to prise your wallet open for

ALL WRITE

Readers’ letters. Have your say in RCM&E’s monthly chat room

GOING PLACES

The flying season is well under way. Find out what’s going on in your area

R/C MARKETPLACE

Shift those unwanted airframes and engines, and splash out on a few new ones

NEXT ISSUE

Lots in store, not to mention another 2 FREE plans!

PARTING SHOT

Dave Vickers trains his lens along the LMA Cosford flight line and captures some dust kicking action

REVIEWS

FMS FOX

FMS’ new motor glider is possibly the largest foamie ever produced. David Ashby unpacks a big box

FEATURES

SLEEK CHEEKS

Alex Whittaker takes a close look at Andy Ellison’s delightful and huge Vans’s RV-4

HILLTOP HOOTENANNY

Clocking up the miles, Alex Whittaker scales the beautiful Vale of Clwyd for some aero fun in the sun

INVESTIGATING EXPO

In the first of three features, David Ashby reaches into the RCM&E archives for some old, but still useful articles. Here, activating exponential can vastly improve the feel of a model

PLUGS AND POINTS

Our archivist, David Ashby trawls the many connectors that currently serve the electric flight enthusiast

FAN CLUB

David Ashby enjoys the Bickley Club’s first open Electric Ducted Fan event - hopefully the first of many

THE ART OF NOISE

As supplied many petrol engines have the potential to lose flying sites but it needn’t be that way, as John Miles explains with his simple home-brew solution…

HAPPY GEEK

Chris Bott gets to grips with some genuinely clever speed controllers

INVESTIGATING EXPO 2

Taking a closer look at how this underrated control function can best be employed

COLUMNS

JUST FOR FUN

In a slope-themed instalment, David Ashby steps out with a steroid-enhanced motor glider

WIZARD OF OZ

In the absence of eco-friendly cleaning agents, Brian Winch sets about delivering a harmless alternative – and has a blast!

JET THRUST

Bob Petrie zooms in on a twin fin sport jet that both new and experienced jet pilots can enjoy in equal measure

BENCH BLOG

In search of an R/C airframe suitable for a classic 72-year-old diesel, Tim Hooper proves that you really can teach an old dog new tricks

ON SILENT WINGS

Simon Cocker reports from his favourite flat field gliding fly-in of the summer – magnificent Milson

TECH AND TOOLS

Lee Schofield returns with a round-up of the latest FPV and drone equipment news

WEEKENDERS

Back in the workshop, Alex Whittaker gets all mystical about waves, sentimental about a faithful old radio, then tackles a temporary repair

RETRO RAMBLINGS

From humble beginnings to Broadway, Shaun Garrity charts the history of the UK’s longest serving manufacturer of radio control equipment 

FREE PRO-PLANS

WAGTAIL

Got a free weekend? Don’t waste it watching the telly, get in the workshop and turn some scrap timber into this tasty little ‘60s pseudo pylon racer

JET PROVOST

Emerging from his skunkworks after months of building and testing, Tony Nijhuis presents the first of five new mini jets


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